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Retreat or Advance? Reframing Europe's Multiculturalism Debates

April 4, 2012 | Pluralism Forum

panel apr2012forumMulticulturalism is dead. Multiculturalism has failed. Or so many European leaders and pundits declare.  And yet in other places – notably Canada and Australia – support for multiculturalism policies remains high. What accounts for this apparent gap?  Is European diversity policy really in retreat, or is another approach emerging? Where are the dividing lines?  Or is there a growing transatlantic convergence? 

On April 4, 2012, over 120 guests joined the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa for its first Pluralism Forum, a new series of moderated dialogues and debates with leading international authorities on the policies and practices that support pluralism.

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FORUM PRESENTATION: Keith Banting                            FORUM PRESENTATION: Tariq Modood


FORUM PRESENTATION: Will Kymlicka                            AUDIENCE Q & A


See more: 

Will Kymlicka interview                                                        Keith Banting interview 


Panellist bios:

Keith Banting

Tariq Modood

Will Kymlicka

Susan Harada

Research Papers:

Transatlantic Convergence? Immigrant Integration in Canada and Europe by Keith Banting

Prospects for Multicultural Citizenship by Will Kymlicka

Aditionnal Ressources:

Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship 

Multiculturalism Policy Index

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